we played Respected Citizen last night and and had a rules issue.
The quest state that "[Bertram] can only be targeted by a hero attacking with his bare hands. [...] He cannot suffer damage from any other source [...]". The rules for bare hands state that you don't really "equip" them and so you keep your normal weapons equipped.
This results in the availability of the Dual Strike ability of the Skirmisher (which activates on any attack) who can now do up to 4 damage (with a +2 damage on a surge).
After a rather heated discussion about this, i decided that while this is technically allowed according to the rules, its a loophole and totally breaks the quest.
Is there any way to confirm/deny this? Without some kind of ruling on this i see my group whine for the rest of the campaign
An similiar issue arrises with the fire flask, which also is an "attack" and could be combined with the dual strike ability. While this is not as big an issue, it would be nice to get some kind of ruling on this.
Thanks for any help on this